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    Are these phrase idioms?

    Hello everybody,

    I need someone to help me understand phrase such as hook up, turn down, fill in, open up. Are they idioms?

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    Re: Are these phrase idioms?

    They are called phrasal verbs, not idioms.

    https://www.englishclub.com/vocabula...verbs-list.htm

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    Re: Are these phrase idioms?


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    #4

    Re: Are these phrase idioms?

    True phrasal verbs are idioms.

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    #5

    Re: Are these phrase idioms?

    They're certainly idiomatic.

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    Re: Are these phrase idioms?

    Phrasal verbs fall into the category of idioms but not all idioms are phrasal verbs. The definition of an idiom (if you Google it) is "a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light )."


    The examples given certainly fall into the category "idioms" but neither of them is a phrasal verb - those are specifically made up of a verb followed by a preposition.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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